Buying an original copy of Turrican director Manfred Trenz’s Rendering Ranger: R2 on the Super Famicom will set you back just shy of $4,000, so you might want to settle for this PS5 and PS4 port instead. The game, originally published by Virgin Interactive only in Japan, is getting a re-release on modern consoles after Ziggurat acquired the rights to the title earlier this year.
The brutal action game blends side-scrolling on-foot sequences with spaceship shootouts – but its rarity is the real selling-point here. Apparently, only 10,000 copies of the original were manufactured, making it one of the rarest Super Famicom games ever released. It’s this cultural interest that makes it such a fascinating port – of course, without a hint of irony, Limited Run Games will print a limited number of physical copies for the PS5 and PS4, with pre-orders set to open on 5th August, 2022.